What's the Purpose of Jesuit (Higher) Education?

Over at The Jesuit Post, Brendan Busse, S.J. wonders:

What are we doing here, and why? I think it’s a question worth asking – in education and in life – and answering it frankly and honestly is important. As Jesuits we need safe spaces to ask such questions because, ironically, we can’t be safe in the commitments our answers suggest. We have to risk everything on our answers. We have to be true – to ourselves, to others, and to the god we choose to worship. So what exactly are we doing in higher education, and why?
 

I have a one word answer. The word has baggage but I think we ought to say it . . .

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What's that word? Head over to TJP to read his essay and find out.

 

 

 

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